The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go. — Dr. Seuss
There is no doubt that reading will help you learn a new concept or understand a topic better. Reading has given me a lot of eureka moments which I will never forget. Reading books will not only broaden your knowledge of a subject, It will also enhance your vocabulary and improves your comprehending skills. Now, I’m going to share a list of books that helped me become a better developer.
You Don’t Know JS (book series) by Kyle Simpson
The Complete Software Developer’s Career Guide by John Sonmez
This is the only non-technical book in this list. The book has five sections. The first section is about getting started as a developer. In this section, John elaborates about the technical skills required and how to develop them, programming languages, the pros and cons of boot camps, college and teaching yourself. Second section is about getting a job as a developer. Third section covers topics like web development, mobile development, source control, debugging. Fourth and fifth section is about working as a developer and advancing your career.
Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship by Robert C. Martin
This book is all about writing clean code. The book contains three parts. In first part the principles, patterns and practices of writing clean code are discussed. “What is clean code?” you might ask. I got you,
Clean code is code that is easy to understand and easy to change
This book aims to help make your code clean. I would recommend this to anyone that writes code.
Cracking the Coding Interview by Gayle Laakmann McDowell
This book contains one eighty nine programming interview questions plus solutions and covers topic like big O notation, data structures, algorithms. It is a must-read if you’re preparing for a technical interview.
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